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Festival of Geology

Festival of Geology poster

Learn about the fascinating fossils you could find in the Cotswolds at Stroud Geology Day at the Sub Rooms.

The free event is being organised by Stroud Town Council and will feature a range of experts to help you identify your finds and tell you the safe places to look for fossils in the area.

There will also be activities for children, a chance to see some amazing finds unearthed in the Cotswolds and... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Feb 2022 09:17 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Parking charges

Stroud Town Council is calling for a joined-up approach to parking charges in the town.

It is asking Stroud District Council to postpone any increases in parking charges until a joint parking study can be completed.

The Town Council is calling on Stroud District Council, Gloucestershire County Council and the Chamber to work together on a joint parking study.

Mayor of Stroud Kevin Cranston said: "The... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Feb 2022 17:20 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Climate Emergency, Parking, Regeneration

Budget 2022-23

Stroud Town Council has pledged to support vital services in the community for the year ahead.

At a full council meeting, councillors agreed to limit the increase in its share of the Council Tax bill to 4.88%. That means, an average Band D council taxpayer will pay £181.97 a year, an increase of £8.47 per year or an extra 16p a week.

"The Town Council, because we are at the grassroots of... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 09:55 by Admin team

Tags: Council Tax

Mayor's Christmas Message

Mayor of Stroud, Cllr Kevin Cranston

This year has been another challenge which has tested the patience and fortitude of all of us in various ways. It seems that just after we have done what is asked of us for the common good a new problem emerges to take away a hoped-for freedom. But in the midst of all this uncertainty and suffering it would be easy to lose sight of the many good things that have happened this year. People still fall... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 15:06 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Community, Covid-19

Uplands Post Office

Post Master Robin Craig and Deputy Mayor Camilla Hale outside Uplands Post Office

Stroud Town Council has welcomed the reinstatement of Uplands Post Office as a post office in its own right.

In 2008 Stroud became the first parish or town council in Britain to save a Post Office axed under the Government's controversial Network Change programme.

In a ground-breaking deal, the council provided more than £60,000 in grant funding to safeguard the service, which became a sub office... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Dec 2021 09:09 by Admin team

Tags: Community

New Councillor for Farmhill & Paganhill Ward

Cllr Rachel Smith

Music therapist Rachel Smith has been co-opted to Stroud Town Council.

Rachel, who grew up in Stroud, returned to Stroud in 2016 and lives with her husband and two children. She will represent Farmhill and Paganhill ward.

She is a qualified music therapist with extensive experience in adult social care. Rachel was previously elected to Gloucestershire County Council for one term.

"I am delighted to be... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 14:03 by Admin team

Tags: Councillors, Elections

New Councillor for Uplands Ward

Cllr Megan Sheer

Stroud book designer Megan Sheer has been co-opted to Stroud Town Council.

Megan, who has lived and worked in Stroud since 2004, will represent Uplands ward.

"I love living in Stroud, being a part of the Uplands community and raising my children here," said Megan.

"I'm passionate about providing our children and young people with a fun, happy and bright future, particularly given the difficulties living... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 14:00 by Admin team

Tags: Councillors, Elections

COVID Boosters

Mayor Kevin Cranston receiving his Covid booster jab

The Mayor of Stroud is calling on people to get their COVID boosters.

Councillor Kevin Cranston said it was important that everyone who could have the booster ensured they took up the opportunity to protect themselves, their loved ones and others in the wider community.

"The whole process is very quick and painless," said Councillor Cranston. "My thanks to the NHS staff and volunteers who run this vital... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 09:55 by Admin team

Tags: Community, Covid-19

Marshall for Stroud Seatery


We are looking for an indivual to support the use of the marketplace at Cornhill, Stroud for the "Stroud Seatery" every Wednesday until the end of March 2022.

Originally set up by volunteers this project is now being supported by Stroud Town Council, with funding from the Welcome Back Fund administered by Stroud District Council. The project provides an outdoor space for shoppers and visitors to eat... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 29 Oct 2021 11:36 by Admin team

Tags: Vacancies

Autmn 2021 Newsletter

Stroud Town Council About Town newsletter

The autumn edition of of our About Town Newsletter has been published and is being delivered to households within the parish.

It is also available to download as a PDF.

Posted: Thu, 28 Oct 2021 13:54 by Admin team

Tags: Newsletters

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